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Introducing New Generation of Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis Instruments

At the BPS18 meeting, LUMICKS will introduce its latest product generation of the C-Trap™ optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy and AFS™ parallel single-molecule force spectroscopy instruments. The new G2 generation represents an evolution of our original instruments, bringing new enabling features, improved performance, and automation. These new developments allow dynamic biomolecular processes to be studied in…
Jerom Langeveld
16 February 2018
Motor Protein Application NoteUncategorised

Motor Protein Application Note Now Online

The cytoskeleton and its many molecular motors are major players in a variety of cellular functions. The interconnected networks of cytoskeletal filaments act as tracks directing molecular motor transport and provide structural support and organization to cells. One example of a class of motor proteins is the myosin superfamily, a…
Jerom Langeveld
10 January 2018
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C-Trap™ installed at Imperial College London

Recently, LUMICKS successfully installed a new C-Trap® optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Professor David Rueda at the Imperial College London, England, whose lab also features an AFS™ system for high throughput measurements. The group of Prof. Rueda develops and uses quantitative single-molecule approaches to investigate mechanisms underlying complex biological processes. These…
Jerom Langeveld
18 December 2017
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C-Trap® installed at University of Zürich

Recently, LUMICKS successfully installed a new C-Trap® Optical Tweezers system, with a quadruple trap configuration, in the lab of Professor Ben Schuler at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. The group of Prof. Schuler uses single-molecule spectroscopy with the aim to understand protein folding, disorder and dynamics. The C-Trap® will be the group's first experience…
Jerom Langeveld
3 November 2017
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Single-Molecule Workshops at LUMICKS’ headquarters

On October 23-25, LUMICKS organized two fruitful workshops on Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy & Acoustic Force Spectroscopy at our headquarters in Amsterdam. The practical hands-on workshops included demonstrations on the latest developments and applications of the C-Trap® and  AFS™, given by our application scientists. In addition, the participants performed state-of-the-art single-molecule experiments and…
Jerom Langeveld
31 October 2017
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Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy Workshops at the Rockefeller University

On October 10-12, the lab of Prof. Shixin Liu at the Rockefeller University in New York hosted two successful workshops on Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy, organized by LUMICKS. During the practical hands-on workshops, the participants learned about the latest developments and applications of the C-Trap®. Furthermore, together with our application scientists, they conducted…
Jerom Langeveld
20 October 2017
DNA BreathingUncategorised

DNA Breathing Application Note Now Online

DNA breathing, also known as fraying, describes the spontaneous local conformational transitions occurring within double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). Due to the transient and spontaneous nature of this process, the study of real-time DNA breathing transitions at the single-molecule level requires the use of highly sensitive experimentation technologies. Using LUMICKS’ high-resolution optical tweezers, small and transient DNA…
Jerom Langeveld
28 September 2017
BIOCEV customer case story - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Faculty of Science and the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in PragueUncategorised

Customer Case Story BIOCEV Prague

In January 2016, LUMICKS’ first C-Trap® Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy instrument was successfully installed at the BIOCEV research center in the Czech Republic. BIOCEV is a research institute in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine of both the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Charles University. The instrument…
Jerom Langeveld
13 September 2017
cytoskeleton filament manipulation using optical tweezers fluorescence microscopyUncategorised

Filament Manipulation Application Note Now Online

Protein filaments have been studied indirectly using various approaches of fluorescence microscopy in cells and tissues and more directly, using force spectroscopy on single filaments or filament bundles. LUMICKS' C-Trap® provides for a unique approach which combines the strength of both techniques, to give a truly correlative method of studying…
Jerom Langeveld
6 September 2017
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C-Trap® and AFS™ systems mentioned in two review articles

We are proud to announce that two review articles refer to LUMICKS; one highlighting the C-Trap® Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy system and the other one specifying the AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy system.  Norregaard et al. (2017) reviews relevant theoretical tools to analyze data obtained from single-molecule experiments performed in intracellular environments and describes state-of-the art visualization techniques…
Jerom Langeveld
6 July 2017

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